Albuquerque Hood Ornament

On August 16, 2017, in New Mexico, by admin
Albuquerque Hood Ornament

Albuquerque Hood Ornament (click to enlarge)

Here is a detail image from the wall of a building next to the 66 Diner parking lot (see this blog entry).  This car hood is actually from the wall next to the one shown in the linked blog entry. This second wall is partially covered by an overhanging tree located between the two walls so I could not get a clean image of the wall with this car hood on it.

Zooming in to smaller portions of these two walls presents lots of interesting compositions.  Because this image is of a vintage car hood and its ornaments, I choose to boost the saturation and contrast to accentuate the color and texture.

Sign Building: N35 04 55.20 W106 37 49.85

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T-Bird Trunk Ornament

On August 15, 2017, in New Mexico, by admin
T-Bird Trunk Ornament

T-Bird Trunk Ornament (click to enlarge)

Another image from the parking lot of the 66 Diner (another image here). As I was leaving the diner, a young guy and his friend pulled up in a great looking classic Thunderbird.  One of the guys went to the trunk and pulled out their old school high school letter jackets.  I talked to them for a bit and snapped off a quick shot of the Thunderbird emblem on the side of the car.

I like that there is a lot going on in this image.  The sun rays reflecting off the top of the emblem add a sense of motion.  The shadow outline below the emblem, the red eye, and the turquoise blue of the emblem give the viewers eyes numerous things to explore.

When you visit Albuquerque, stop by the 66 Diner.  Maybe it will be your lucky day and the T-Bird will be visiting.

66 Diner: N35 04 55.20 W106 37 49.85

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Albuquerque Sign Building

On August 13, 2017, in New Mexico, by admin
Sign Building

Albuquerque Sign Building (click to enlarge)

While driving down Albuquerque’s Central Avenue, I stopped to eat at the 66 Diner.  At the north end of the parking lot sits a building with one wall covered in old highway signs.  Much like my image of MH-53J #68-10367  there was a lot of background clutter around the building.

I decided to just cut out the wall itself along with the neon arrow in the upper right corner.  I made the background black to match the theme of this website and focus attention onto the signs themselves.

Sign Building: N35 04 55.20 W106 37 49.85

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